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WestConn Tuition & Cost

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Connecticut Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Western Connecticut State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$5,420
Room and Board $13,452
Other Expenses Budget$2,250
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Western Connecticut State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$5,420
Room and Board $13,452
Other Expenses Budget$2,250

Residents of Connecticut pay an annual total price of $28,346 to attend Western Connecticut State University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $5,924 for tuition, $13,452 room and board, $1,300 for books and supplies and $5,420 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $40,148 which is 41.6% higher than Connecticut residents. The tuition charge is $17,726 while room and board is $13,452, books and supplies are $1,300 and other fees come in at $5,420.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Western Connecticut State University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
Net Price by Income Western Connecticut State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$17,431
$30,001 to $48,000$16,327
$48,001 to $75,000$17,959
$75,001 to $110,000$19,084

The average reported annual net price for Western Connecticut State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $18,110 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

76% of full-time undergrad Western Connecticut State University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $5,439 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 61% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,246 and 8% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $12,631.

Finanical Aid Western Connecticut State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,439 76%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $3,356 61%
Pell Grants $4,688 35%
Other Federal Grants $1,667 4%
State and Local Grants $2,940 12%
Federal Student Loans $5,246 61%
Other Student Loans $12,631 8%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Western Connecticut State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $59,464. The loan balance of $59,464 is a four year multiple of the $14,866 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $567 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $59,464
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $567.35
Total Interest Paid $8,618.26
Sum of All Loan Payments $68,082.26

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Connecticut Residents Non Residents
1 $28,346 $40,148
2 $29,978 $42,459
3 $31,703 $44,903
4 $33,528 $47,488

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Western Connecticut State University to be $113,384 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 5.8% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Western Connecticut State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Out of State Residents $538 $1,614 $2,152

Estimated cost for a class at Western Connecticut State University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Western Connecticut State University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Western Connecticut State University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=130776 IPEDS survey data for Western Connecticut State University.